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62 School Children Encounter Aliens - Zimbabwe, 1994

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posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by epicvision
Every child present said they were alerted by a noise in the air and then they saw a silver, round ship, that was quite large hovering in the air. Also nearly every witness stated the SAME thing.. not typical of mass hallucination.


Not every child. Just the children present at the group interview. There is a very distinct difference there. Even within the group interview there are differences in the narrative.


Originally posted by epicvision
Also, the events of the landing transpired over a period of time as well, - with mass hallucination the hallucination does not evolve with noises and sights so distinct over a period of time.


They don't?



At 11 a.m. on May 25, 1953, an estimated 150,000 people converged on a well at Rincorn, Puerto Rico, to await the appearance of the Virgin Mary as predicted by seven local children. Over the next six hours, a team of sociologists led by Melvin Tumin and Arnold Feldman (1955) mingled in the crowd conducting interviews. During this period, some people reported seeing colored rings encircling the Sun, and a silhouette of the Virgin in the clouds, while others experienced healings, and a general sense of well-being. Others neither saw nor experienced anything extraordinary. A media frenzy preceded the event, and a local mayor enthusiastically organized the visionaries to lead throngs of pilgrims in mass prayers and processions. Tumin and Feldman found that the majority of pilgrims believed in the authenticity of the children's claim, and were seeking cures for conditions that physicians had deemed incurable. Various ambiguous objects in the immediate surroundings (clouds, trees, etc.) mirrored the hopeful and expectant religious state of mind of many participants.
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The children need not have seen anything to later come to believe they did. The eye is not a camcorder that records the objective truth nor the brain and memory an accurate accounting of it.


Originally posted by epicvision
an inherent lack of faith which exists in all die-hard skeptics.


LOL what?




posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by CHA0S


you have to wonder if they had some fear that mankind is destroying the planet, and since it seems quite likely that we are, I wouldn't say this is an unfounded fear.
That's highly unlikely... children of that age wouldn't get SO worried over such a complex topic unless perhaps one of the teachers was teaching them about all the harm we do to this planet in an overly dramatic fashion.


Perhaps it was not the planet they were worried about but more local concerns. The 1990s were a time of great social, political and economic upheaval in Zimbabwe. It would have been unavoidable to isolate any child in Zimbabwe from this. A child could easily feel as if their world was collapsing.



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